Jungle Boogie! 13.01

Good afternoon all.

I hope you enjoyed the Zoom call today for those who could join us. Hopefully, we can do this again soon – I may aim Zoom’s at groups (Year 1 or 2) to try and make learning a little more targeted. I will let you know via parent-mail or email about this.

Phonics: We haven’t physically done a Phonics lesson for a while now, so don’t worry if you are a little rusty! I’m going to recap over Phase 3 (we were all pretty comfortable with Phase 2 and most of Phase 3 before leaving for Christmas).

Please find the Phase mats below and use them for when we are doing any Phonics or writing activities. You will not find a Phase 4 sound mat. The main aim of Phase 4 is to consolidate the children’s knowledge and to help them learn to read and spell words which have adjacent consonants, such as trap, string and milk.

Phase 2 Sounds Mat | Teaching Resources
KTC Phase 3 - Phonics - Letters and Sounds Activity | Teaching Resources

Phase 4 tricky words are:

  • said
  • have
  • like
  • so
  • do
  • some
  • come
  • were
  • there
  • little
  • one
  • when
  • out
  • what
Phase 5 Sounds Mat | Teaching Resources

Please find games on Phonics Play (blogged yesterday about the new FREE log in you can use) or please use this link for Phonics; Letters and Sounds. http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3-games.html

Mr Thorne also does some very good Phonics lessons. Again, the children have seen him before and his trusty sidekick… Geraldine the Giraffe!

English: Please complete the quick write activity found below.

Maths: From your knowledge of shapes (and our conversation/game on Zoom this morning), go around your house looking for 3D shapes.

Year 1: Draw the shape, write it’s name and some examples of what they might be (drawn and/or labelled). For example:

Please draw a picture of the shape as well.

Year 2: I would like you to do something similar. Go around the house and find 3D objects, make a note of what 3D shapes you have found and exactly how many. After, you will need to make a bar graph. Please find a downloadable template for a shape bar graph. Options: one filled in with shapes and name and the other is completely blank. Or if you would like to design your own, please see examples below:

2D Shape Activities for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten - Pocket of  Preschool
Data and Graphs Worksheet Pack - First Grade | Graphing first grade,  Graphing, Tally chart

Have a great day of learning everyone!

Mrs Archer and Mr Fox.